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As lovers,
we were reckless;
Children
chasing fireflies
in a field of mines.
We traded kisses
and carefree caresses
for shrapnel
and blackened skin.

Short moments
stolen pawned
at the cost
of darker afternoons,
the twilight
of the dying season;
We didn't ask,
we never questioned
the interest
of our expenditures.

I shed my skin
in the Autumn of youth,
peeled back
the viscera and
bared the bone --
Rising up,
a scarecrow of worms
and raw meat,
amongst the stalks
of reddened corn.

Tonight
she clings
to dusty artifacts,
shelved trinkets
and
wrinkled sheets
laden with memories
of decaying potency;
The wisps
rising from the cooling wick
will never be
as sweet as
when the flame
burned brightest.
I decided to write a poem which incorporated several of the prompts from the 4th Annual Poetry Screams Prompt Contest. Obviously I can't enter the contest, but I enjoy playing with the prompts also. This poem includes the prompts: Autumn Kiss, The Dying Seasons and A Debt of Bones. I haven't been posting much of what I write lately, but I thought I'd share this one.
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Autumn Autopsy by `dreamsinstatic is a rolling read crafted with a "beautiful array of creative imagery" (suggester's words). ( Suggested by LadyLincoln and Featured by neurotype )
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
:blackrose: Your lovely poetry has been featured here: fav.me/d6ogtjc
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Rebin-Nooradeen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Meaningful words! 
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ThisOctober Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. Simply Beautiful
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lucydragon17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice (I'm horrible at coming up at 'nice' words, but this is truly a great piece). Congratulations on your Daily Deviation!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you :)
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lucydragon17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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thespirit89 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I absolutely love this :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:heart:
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reggar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Excellent poem and congratulations on the DD! :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you.
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